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Memorial University's business graduate students took on the world at an international competition

Ref. No. 77

DATE:     Jan. 15, 2002
SUBJECT:     Memorial University's business graduate students took on the world at an international competition

A team of graduate students from Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration took on the world as they competed at the 21st Concordia MBA International Case Competition held in Montreal, Que., over the weekend. Memorial's team, consisting of Carol King, Jennifer Lee, Jordan Walsh, Anne Whelan, Natalie Slawinski (alternate) and coaches Brad Suter, Peggy Coady and Dr. Alex Faseruk, competed against 29 universities from around the world and finished fourth in the competition.

"Everyone was impressed with the team's professionalism, business acumen, competency and friendliness," said Dr. Bill Blake, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. "They have shown the global business community the quality of both our students and faculty."

"Our team finished higher than any other Canadian university at the competition and we left Montreal as the all-time winning school in the history of the competition," said professor and coach Dr. Alex Faseruk. "Winning our 80th match over the weekend raised our record to 4 first-place finishes, 2 seconds, 3 thirds and 4 fourths, placing us well-ahead of our closest rival," noted Dr. Faseruk. Across Canada, the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial is recognized as a leader in management education, " he said. "The faculty is also known for its contributions to the growth of the province's economy, through its innovative programs and research. Our award-winning students, faculty and alumni all play an important role in shaping the way the world does business." The Concordia competition brought together over 150 students from 30 universities from around the world. This year teams from 14 Canadian universities; eight American universities; and eight international universities, including teams from Germany, Peru, and Sweden, participated in the competition.

Since 1981, Concordia University has been hosting its prestigious MBA International Case Competition (MBA-ICC). The primary objective of this non-profit, student-organized event is to provide an enriching educational and social experience for all participants. The Concordia MBA-ICC it is the largest and oldest MBA Case Competition in the world.


For more information, contact Aimee Sheppard, information officer (business), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 737-2616 or asheppar@mun.ca.


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